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How to expand your freelance writing business and create more sources of income.

Updated on January 21, 2014

Are You ready to expand your freelance writing business?

If you are, pay close attention. I'm going to show you 5 different ways to expand your business, and make more money.

If you are unsure of whether or not you want to take that next big step, and expand your writing business, then there are a few things you should consider.

Expanding your freelance writing business, means that you are in the process of creating more than one source of income. As writers, we are constantly looking for the next high paying job, the next big client. When a writer decides to expand their business, it means that they are also looking for a way to have high paying clients search and reach them, to hire them for a job.

Expanding your business can take time, and a lot of work from your part, but it does not have to be difficult. Taking your freelance business to the next level, means that you are ready to take a break from your daily writing routine, and work hard on promoting your work, work on your website and have it ready for everyone to see it, and even set up your finances.

What you need to know.

Most people that write for a living, aren't sure how they can make more money online. When in reality, there are several ways to increase your online income. One of the reasons why so many writers never make the money that they should online is simply because they focus on working on a single source of income.

Working online gives writers a great advantage over any other job: they can have more than ONE source of income DAILY. This means that if your main source of income is writing for Content mills, or your own blog, you can also take on a writing client or two to make EXTRA cash at the same time.

I use this to my advantage whenever I get tired of writing on my blog, or when I have extra expenses during the month. It helps, and it is reliable.

Expanding your freelance writing business, means that writers are going to be working harder at first to start a bigger business. There are many ways that you can this.

You can:

  • Take on more clients at a time.
  • Make more blogs, or websites to offer different products or services, Check out my blog, to learn how to create a profitable blog.
  • You can work on your marketing a lot more. Get involved with more social bookmarking sites, and ask to put up Ads.
  • You can get promoted on already popular forums to help your business advance, and create work contracts with other writers.

I'm going to outline 5 easy ways to expand your freelance business, and make sure you are successful at it.

1. Master a Marketing strategy.

You might think you are getting the attention that you want online. However, until you are swimming in money, you need to work harder. No one will ever get rich working as a freelance writer, but there are many writers that are making more than a descent living working from home.

The most powerful tool that freelance writers have is the power to research and learn the most efficient marketing strategies that there are out there. If you think that you know everything about how to market your business, then it is likely that you can always learn more.

Do not be afraid to ask questions, and even listen to advice from other writers. This is how you can learn how to expand your freelance business right away. By learning the newest and most efficient ways to get through to your targeted audience, you could probably cut the cost of what you are spending on marketing your business right now.

As important as it is to join social networking sites, you should also learn how to promote your brand or company name. By doing this, you are increasing the chances of people finding you ANYWHERE on the Internet. This can not only create a great source of traffic to your websites, BUT it can also increase your business when companies, or private clients contact you through your blogs/ websites.

You need to learn the newest tricks, and how to produce loyal readers and have them follow you in whatever website you choose to launch, and so forth. This can be great for business.

2.Make sure clients can reach you.

Once you are in the process of expanding your business, make sure you secure a way for prospective clients to reach you. Too many writers lose the chance of grabbing new customers because they do not have a way for possible clients to reach them.

Once you decide you want to expand you business, make sure you put your calling card on every website you own, and on every social networking site you are a member of.

You have many options when it comes to how you choose to have clients reach you.

  • Through your business E-mail
  • Through your own website blog.
  • By making an appointment online through your website or personal profile
  • Or by contacting you through your personal phone number.

Once you have decided that you want to expand your Freelance writing business, it is important to make sure that your previous clients also know how to get a hold of you when they need you. You do not want to lose great paying, and loyal clients because you are too busy working on your business.

3. Promote your company on already popular websites.

Today, Freelance writers wanting a little bit more attention online promote their businesses on popular writing forums, and websites by purchasing small Ads, and placing them in the front page.

This works! It can be a bit expensive, however with the right techniques, the traffic to your blogs can actually help you pay for the Ads for your website.

You do not have to pay an arm and a leg to promote your website online. Simply choose the most popular writing forums, and research the most popular ways that you can attract the attention that you want online. Google AD words is a smart way to attract readers, and create traffic to your websites/ blogs.

4. Diversify your business.

One IMPORTANT reason why you might want to expand your freelance writing business is to attract New customers. Freelance writers can do just about anything in the writing business. This means that when you expand your business, you want to dip your feet into other writing markets. Some of the most popular and high in demand writing markets are:

  • Copywriting
  • Virtual assistants
  • Ghost writing
  • Book and manuscript editors
  • Bloggers/ Website designers
  • Guest bloggers
  • Article editors
  • Webpage designers
  • Content Marketing
  • Social media experts

You want to expand the areas that you are willing to learn from to make the most money online. This way, you can create more than one source of income at a time.

5. Offer Freelance packages, and Promote them on your E-mail.

This is one of the easiest ways you can grow your freelance business. By expanding your business and offering freelance writing packages, you can attract business owners that will want to hire you for LONG-TERM projects. The longer you work for a business, the more money you can make on a regular basis.

This can also help you decide just HOW MUCH MONEY you want to charge for your services.

This is one of the most important things that you can do to improve your business, and improve your income online.


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    • daisydayz profile image

      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great hub, I'm never sure how to go about finding many private clients, micro job sites are great at the moment but obviously low income, I've tried the odd elance bid, but never seem to land any of them. I think the next thing is for me to get my own website with a portfolio so I can start drawing clients in through that instead. And I suppose I just need to keep trying with the freelance websites.

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      Very good article. At this time I need so much information about freelance and tips, tips, tips!! to achieve my goals with my articles. Thanks. Voted up